We were called by this client who wanted her kitchen remodeled before she went back to work from summer vacation. She wanted to keep the existing travertine tile so we had to follow the same foot print of the existing cabinetry. She had a few extra pieces of tile on stand-by just in case anything got damaged during the demo process.
Because of her vaulted ceilings we were able to do taller uppers to give her more storage. We also do a standard 15" depth on upper cabinets! (Most cabinets we pull out are only 12" deep.) We did new Alder cabinets with a Toffee stain, 3x6 travertine backsplash, updated appliances, granite tops, a single bowl Silgranite sink, and all new plumbing. We wanted to do this kitchen fairly neutral and traditional to fit the rest of the house and clients personal taste.
After looking at 3 different stain colors, we decided to move forward with the Toffee since it complimented the existing floor the best.
We decided to eliminate the desk area in the kitchen since it ended up being more of a catch all for mail and wasn't utilized as an actual desk anymore. Instead we went back in with more cabinetry for storage. Originally the microwave was to the right of the refrigerator, to be able to add in more upper cabinets, we did an over the range microwave instead.
We also did a remove and replace on the french doors leading out to the back yard. We wanted to do something a littler newer with inset blinds for privacy. The end result really made the whole kitchen feel much more updated! It was also an easy fix for an old outdated door. We wanted to stick to a pretty strict budget throughout this project and we were able to delivery exactly what the client had in mind for a price that was comfortable for her!